Best Lympstone & A la Ronde Walks

A la Ronde
1 hour walks
Walk 1 (4.9 miles) Walk 2 (3.9 miles)Walk 3 (2 miles)
A la Ronde & Lympstone A la Ronde & Lympstone Lympstone Village

Lympstone boasts a little harbour and unique brick clock tower , 'Peter's Tower' , on the riverfront built around 1885 by W.H. Peters as a memorial to his wife.

The name means Leofwine's farm

Point of InterestExe Estuary & A la Ronde
PubThe Redwing Inn & The Swann Inn
toiletsLympstone Car Park
parkingSee below

Walk 1 A la Ronde & Lympstone (4.9 miles)

A la Ronde
A la Ronde
Railway WalkAn ideal circular Train Trail
Free National Trust Estate Walks


A very popular walk taking in 'A la Ronde' and the Exe estuary.

It can be done in many ways:

  • From Exmouth take the train to Lympstone and walk back (2.2 miles)
  • From Exmouth walk to Lympstone along the estuary and walk back via the new foot/cycle path (4.5 miles)
  • Do the circular walk.

The walk could start at Lympstone but access and parking is difficult.

Lympstone Harbour
Lympstone Harbour

The circular walk passes A la Ronde, a unique sixteen-sided house, now owned by the National Trust. This is well worth a visit.

busy crossingA busy road has to be crossed twice making it unsuitable for children

Also try our most popular Exmouth Walks.

parking Mudbank Lane, Exmouth near entrance of path

Map of Walk 1

tracks, paths
main roads
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 Walks near Lympstone
 Exmouth Coast
A superb and highly recommended coastal walk of moderate difficulty along the Jurassic Coast.
A varied 2 hour walk from the Puffing Billy following footpaths to Woodbury and returning via Lympstone and the Exmouth to Topsham Estuary Trail.
Explore Topsham's iconic buildings overlooking the Exe estuary and enjoy a walk to Darts Farm along two nature reserves.

Walk 2 A la Ronde & Lympstone (3.9 miles)

Path through Haldston Farm (Nat Trust)
New path meandering towards the Exe


This shorter walk . skirting the gardens of the exclusive Lympstone Manor , passes A la Ronde ( a good place for tea) and explores the charming village of Lympstone.

To avoid crossing this very busy road 2x we suggest you park along the Exeter Road with car pointing towards Exeter (there are spaces along this stretch) .

On the way back at the Esso station turn right.and return to car .

Pubs  in Lympstone:

Redwing Inn & Swann Inn

busy crossinga busy road has to be crossed twice.

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parking Residential , Hulham Rd near foot path - see map

Map of Walk 2

Walk 3 Lympstone Village (2 miles)

Peters Tower


Enjoy a gentle amble around Lympstone .

More information and route

Peters Tower